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Legendary Sports Illustrated photographer James A. Drake dies at 89

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Longtime Sports Illustrated photographer James. A. Drake died at 89 on Jan. 10, in accordance the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Gary Miles

Drake spent practically 4 a long time at SI starting in 1959, and his photographs graced the journal’s cowl 79 occasions. He was readily available for among the most notable sporting occasions of his period, together with Jack Nicklaus’s first Masters win in 1963 and Joe Frazier‘s victory over Muhammed Ali at Madison Sq. Backyard in 1971.

Drake’s work additionally appeared in Life journal and different publications. Fellow SI photographer advised Miles he views Drake as “the very best golf photographer ever.”

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You’ll be able to see a few of Drake’s most well-known photographs at SI under:

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